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CCCC Ride Leader Lowdown
CCCC always needs Ride Leaders for our weekend rides. To volunteer, check the CCCC Ride Calendar for rides without assigned leaders (flagged in RED on the calendar), then contact the Ride Committee via this website's Contact Us email, or in person, or via phone, to notify us which ride(s) you wish to lead.
Prior to the ride date you need to pick up the ride packet, either at the club meeting the month prior to when you plan to lead, or make arrangements with the Ride Chair. Next you are responsible for pre-riding your route prior to the date of the ride. You should take note of road construction, detours and other road hazards so that you can inform riders about road conditions or cautions they should be aware of. CCCC provides mileage reimbursement if you use your vehicle to pre-ride the route. (The mileage reimbursement covers the route distance only, and not your commuting distance to the ride start.) Expense reports for mileage must be submitted to the CCCC Treasurer.
The day of the ride, you will need to arrive at the start about 30 minutes early. You will need to have your bike and gear all set up so that when other riders arrive, you can get them signed in, either on the member sheet or the non-member sheet. For non-members you will also need to have them sign a club waiver. About five minutes before the ride time you must gather the riders and brief them on your route pre-ride and review the Rules Of The Road and ride safety tips. Then you're off!
The Ride Leader should keep the yellow ride signup sheet copy and carry it on the ride. The ride sheet has emergency contact info you will need in case of an accident or problem.
Finally, after your fun and safe ride, you should return the ride packet with any remaining materials to the Ride Committee for recording. If you note that the ride cue sheet has any errors, please mark them on the sheet and include it in the ride packet.
Finally, a big THANKS to the April Ride Leaders. They are Harriet Pfersch (President), Brian Musha (Secretary) , Tim McAdams (Ride Chair), and Don Neumann. Thanks again to these active members for coming forward to lead our weekend rides.
See you on the road!
June Cream City Cycle Club meeting to be held at REI in Brookfield
When you think of biking and the associated services you need for maintenance, accessories, clothing and more, a multi-sports business such
as REI may not come to mind as your top shopping spot. Surprisingly, if you haven’t visited REI
lately, you’ll see they’ve continued to add bicycling paraphernalia and
mechanics over the years in an effort to entice cyclists to their store.
As cyclists, you may find cross-training and fitness sports, or other outdoor pursuits like hiking, camping, kayaking, and backpacking draw you to places such as REI,
because they offer an array of silent sports products that recreational
number of Cream City Cycle Club members have expanded their interests to include paddling sports as a
pleasurable change of pace from cycling. Some have also expanded their camping options to include winter camping. Our June meeting at REI offers a change of pace as well as place
to get a glimpse of that other silent sports gear and clothing besides bike stuff.
Join us on Tuesday, June
25th at the REI store in Brookfield at 13100 W. Capitol
Drive at 7:00 p.m. as we look outside of the bike box and perhaps expand our
horizons for silent sports options.
Recent Club Event Photos
Prez Bits for June
Well we finally are having the predictable late spring,
early summer weather we had all hoped for. It was a slow start, but finally the
weather has been cooperating. Our weekend and Wednesday rides are well attended
when the weather cooperates, not so much when it doesn’t. So, its safe to say we do have many fair
I sort of fit that
category myself. I don’t particularly
like riding in heavy rain and thunderstorms, even when its very warm in the
midst of summer. When it comes to biking there’s just some things I tend to shy
away from, and riding in thunderstorms and heavy rain are two of them. So what does this have to do with the Prez
Bits article for June you ask? It’s all
about doing things outside of our comfort zone.
Now I’m not suggesting going out and riding in
thunderstorms and heavy rain, its all about doing things that push your
envelope. Looking forward to the warmer
months of summer, July and August, we really have a lot of events on our
schedule and we need our members help. So, that means getting out of your
comfort zone and helping the club out with events coming up.
First off, the
biggest event will be the Coalition Picnic on Sunday, July 28th. Every three years we host a ride with two
other area bike clubs, Spring City and Bay View. We’re responsible for renting the picnic
site, buying and cooking the food, and providing the rides and the cue sheets
that go along with the event. It’s almost like a mini-Century for us. It’s a big get-together where we break bread
with other cyclists as well as share some of our club’s favorite routes. It’s fun, but its work.
That’s where you come in. If you haven’t helped the club out yet this
summer, this is the time to step up to the plate! We really need your help checking people in,
setting up picnic tables, cooking food, etc. It’s being held at Greenfield Park and is centrally located for many. It won’t take up your whole day, and it
promises to be a fun time. So please
consider helping us out! We really need
Secondly, the website is
awesome. I love it. I already signed up
in advance to be a ride leader for July in May. Now that’s a great way to be able to pencil in time for the club based
on your own personal calendar. Please
use this feature. If there’s a need for
a ride leader, look at the monthly calendar and you’ll see which rides still
need a leader because they’re marked red. When you go on to our website, a message in red will outline the need
for ride leaders as well. So plan ahead,
help us out on events and rides and maybe push the envelope a bit and have fun
at the same time!
W&S Expo - 2013 CCCC Century Drawing Winners
There are four lucky winners of free 2013 CCCC Century registrations, worth $25 each, from drawings held at the Wheel & Sprocket Expo, April 4-7. The winners are: Erin Smith,West Milwaukee WI; C.J. Poppy. Greenfield WI; Joan Dadian, Milwaukee WI; and Alena Esterle, Menomonee Falls WI. They will receive award letters to present at the 2013 Century registration, Sunday August 25. Congratulations, and we hope to see you on Century Sunday!
Cream City Wednesday Rides Are On!
Cream City Cycle Club rides are scheduled on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. for April and May. More rides will soon be scheduled for the rest of the season. Each ride leader chooses his/her starting point, which is usually at a café or restaurant. The ride length is usually between 25 and 35 miles and is a “no drop” ride. Riders stay together, keep a comfortable pace, and check out the scenery. Cue sheets are are provided.
See the Ride and Event Calendar and Ride Listings pages for detailed information.
2013 National Bike Challenge
Last year, the National Bike Challenge brought 30,000 riders together to ride an incredible 12 million miles. This year we're going bigger and farther: 50,000 riders and 20 million miles.To get there, we need your help!
The 2013 Challenge begins on May 1. It is an opportunity to challenge yourself -- and your friends, family, and colleagues -- to ride more often.
Participation is free, and open to anyone in the United States, or who is employed by a participating U.S.-based company.
- the Challenge starts on Wednesday!
Connect: When you join, you'll see who else is riding in your community or workplace. You can invite your colleagues to participate, or pull your friends together on a team. The comments board is a great place to meet people, swap stories, and get and give pep talks.
Compete: When you ride, you win points for your employer, your community, and your state. You also become eligible for prize drawings after you've logged just five days on your bike.
Celebrate: Uniting so many riders and logging so many miles shows the impact of bicycling. You'll feel the energy as we ride together to our goal!